Experience is in the Eye of the Beholder

Via TJIC, on Hillary:

In 1973 she worked for a non profit.

In 1974 she was a government employee.

In 1975 she failed the D.C bar exam, and married Bubba.

In 1976 she joined the Rose Law Firm, and somehow made partner
three years later in 1979, despite rarely appearing in court "┬Ža
stunningly quick rise!

Oh, and Bubba became the Governor of Alabama in 1976, but that's unrelated.

In 1976 she was made, through political appointment by Jimmy
Carter, head of a government funded non-profit corporation which did
nothing but launch lawsuits.

In 1978 she laundered $100,000 of bribes through cattle
trading contracts. Despite having never engaged in cattle trading
before, she somehow managed to pick the two best times to trade each
day: she bought cattle contracts at the absolute lowest price each day,
and sell them at the absolute highest price. After laundering the
bribes, she quite cattle trading forever.

From 1993 to 2001, Hillary attempted, from her unelected
position, to socialize American health care, and routinely violated
open meetings laws.

In 2000 Hillary carpet-bagged her way into a senatorship.

Women's groups seem to be supporting Hillary's contention that being married to the President counts as presidential experience.  Wow!  If that is the case, the glass ceiling is exploded!  Melinda Gates has 20 years of experience as Microsoft CEO!

I'd like to say that I would love to see someone who has actually tried to run his/her own business running for the White House, but most of the candidates who claim to have business experience seem to have the politically-connected rent-seeking business experience (e.g. GWB) rather than the real try to make a business work against the general headwind of government bureaucratic opposition type of experience.

  • ColoComment

    I didn't think that ANYONE ever failed the D.C. bar exam.

  • diz

    Alabama?

  • BobH

    >Bubba became the Governor of Alabama in 1976

    Not Alabama and not '76, so therefore no connection to her partnership at Rose. Three strikes and out.

  • BobH

    >Bubba became the Governor of Alabama in 1976

    Not Alabama and not '76, so therefore no connection to her partnership at Rose. Three strikes and out.

  • diz

    Clinton was elected Attorney General in 1976.

    After which, they moved to Little Rock.

    In Little Rock, Hills joined the Rose Law Firm. Their first ever female associate.

    Bill was elected Governor in 1978.

    It's almost certain that her relationship to him helped, but the woman was also a Yale Law School grad who had been on the faculty at the University of Arkansas. Getting a job as an Associate in a law firm doesn't seems like something she couldn't have accomplished in her own right.

  • dearieme

    "being married to the President counts as presidential experience": what does being Monica count as, then?

  • la petite chou chou

    I contend that she has already been president for 8 years and is thus ineligible for re-election.